Swan & Snow Geese
Last Saturday, I went on a scouting trip to Pocosin Lakes NWR for photo tour/workshop I will be leading on January 31st. I will be leading the Goldsboro Area Photography Club, based out of Goldsboro, NC, for a day trip to Pocosin Lakes and Lake Mattamuskeet. I went with a few of the leaders of the club, Mike, Chip, Tim & Tom. They had been to the area once before but hadn't witnessed the large flocks of swan or snow geese. The weather was absolutely beautiful! Couldn't have asked for a better day. I hope the day of the workshop will be the same! Here are my favorites!
After shooting for about 10 minutes or so I began to slow down my shutter speed and photograph them at 100th of second of slower. This allows me to show movement. You then can get a feeling of how fast these birds really are. Here are a couple examples.
While we were photographing the Snow Geese flying and landing in the field. I just happen to look back and saw this beautiful scene. As the sun began to set, it was lighting the limbs of this tree creating a circle around it. I waited for the right moment when the sun began to enter a gap in the tree and created this sunset image. You never know what you my seen when you are out photographing. That's what I love most about photographing nature and wildlife.
I'll be posting a review of the workshop next week. Check back soon!